Jesus extends Benfica contract

04 June 2013 03:01

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has signed a two-year extension to his contract, the Portuguese giants announced on Tuesday.

The club revealed the news in a statement to the Portuguese stock exchange, saying that Jesus will stay at the Estadio da Luz until June 30, 2015.

At the beginning of May, the club's president Luis Filipe Vieira said that reaching an agreement with Jesus over a new deal would be a simple formality.

However, doubt had been cast over his future after Benfica's disastrous finish to the season, which saw them miss out on the Portuguese title to Porto on the final day, lose to Chelsea in the Europa League final after conceding a last-gasp goal, and then lose 2-1 to Vitoria Guimaraes in the Portuguese Cup final, despite leading with 11 minutes to go.

Jesus, 58, joined Benfica from Braga in 2009 and won the title in his first season at the helm. He has also won the League Cup three times.

Source: AFP